ENGRCEE 232 GEOTECH EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING (2015-2016)

ENGRCEE 232 GEOTECH EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 232 GEOTECH EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING (Credit Units: 4) In-situ & laboratory determination of dynamic soil properties, Liquefaction of soil, Cyclic softening of clays, Seismic compression and settlement analyses, Ground improvement methods, Seismic slope stability, Introduction to soil structure interaction. Graduate students only. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
None
Recommended Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0133749434.

References:
None
Coordinator:
Anne Lemnitzer
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic

Fundamental knowledge of Soil Mechanics including soil classification, phase diagrams, stress-strain relationships, shear strength of soils

Lecture Topics:
  • Introduction to geotechnical earthquake engineering, determination of in situ and laboratory seismic soil properties
  • Liquefaction of granular soils
  • Cyclic softening of cohesive materials
  • Seismic compressions of soils
  • Liquefaction induced settlement and lateral spreading analyses
  • Introduction to ground improvement methods
  • Surface fault ruptures
  • Seismic slope stability
  • Introduction to soil-structure interaction of shallow foundations
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Regularly, for homework and project assignments, 1x 3 hour lecture session in the computer laboratory

Laboratory Projects:
Professional Component
Design Content Description
Approach:
Lectures:
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 20%
  • Midterm: 40%
  • Final: 40%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

Prepared:
August 6, 2014
Senate Approved:
March 25, 2014
Approved Effective:
2014 Fall Qtr